Characteristics are described with a degree of granularity intended for die identification more so than for die classification. A characteristic may not span the entire die progression. Thus, not all characteristics may be present in any one coin.

1885-P VAM-4B I2R5 AW080819

Obverse: III2-4
  • Date is set at the Normal right positon. Strong dash mark under the second 8.
  • Very dense, fine polish marks in the hair, LIBERTY, cotton bolls and ear opening.
  • Weak clash line at the front of Liberty's neck of the top of the eagle's right wing below the n of In. No letter transfer.
  • Diagonal die scratch right of seventh left star. Occurs before clashed n & ust of VAM-4A.
  • Weak die crack from the bust point to the lower right side of LS1.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Fine, dense cross-hatch polish lines inside/around the wreath bow, eagle's lower/upper tail feathers,wing-neck gap and left/right leg triangle voids.
  • Long distinct diagonal polish line in the eagle's wing-neck gap.
  • Weak die crack across the tip of the eagle's right wing tip into/across the top of the ST of STATES.
  • Very weak beginnings of a double cap vee clash at the left side of RW1.
  • Weak die crack at the bottom of LLA of DOLLAR.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-4 ] [ VAM-4A ] [ VAM-4B ] [ 1885-P VW List ]
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Topic revision: r2 - 08 Aug 2019, AndyWoj00

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